A description of the main character in the book entitled ethan frome by edith wharton

Starkfield provides a cold, lonely, and dark, isolated atmosphere, allowing the narrator to portray Ethan and his wife Zeena as miserable and feeling trapped.

Because of her humanitarian endeavors and contributions to literature, Edith became the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Yale University inand in she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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But there is one big difference. She became proficient in French, German, and Italian. However, the problems that the characters endure are still consistently the same, where the protagonist has to decide whether or not to fulfill their duty or follow their heart.

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We learn much about Ethan during his walk to the church Unfortunately, the story sends mixed signals. The novel, Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, is a magnificent example of literature from the Realistic period.

Ethan Frome is married to his first love Zeena, who becomes chronically ill over their long marriage.

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Just before, we learn that Mattie had fantasized about running away with Ethan some eight or nine months ago. He is too cowardly to do anything. In characteristic Shmoop fashion, we both agree and disagree. All of which serve a definite style and structure purpose. Starkfield provides a cold, lonely, and dark, isolated atmosphere, allowing the narrator to portray Ethan and his wife Zeena as miserable and feeling trapped. Jan 28, Ken Oder rated it really liked it This novella and collection of short stories was my first foray into the world of Edith Wharton. Although I think I fell in love with both Mattie and Ethan in this story and was feeling that intense love and pain of impending separation in their last moments together, the realist in me loved the ending
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Ethan Frome and Selected Stories by Edith Wharton